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Behind the Headlines: Celebrity Leeza Gibbons Puts Home Care in Spotlight

Leeza Gibbons gained fame as a host for TV programs such as Entertainment Tonight and ...

NAHC Asks Court to Delay Home Care Wage, Overtime Regs

Two motions have been filed in the case over the extension of minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly 2 million home care workers, one seeking to expedite implementation and the other aiming to delay the rule going into effect. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and two other associations filed a […]

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LHC Group Acquires Halcyon Hospice for $59 Million

After posting strong earnings in the second quarter of 2015 and announcing its intentions to grow, LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) has followed through on its word, acquiring Halcyon Hospice LLC for $58.4 million in cash. The deal enables LHC to save $7 million in net present value taxes over the next 15 years, resulting […]

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BrightStar on Frontlines of Battle Against Minimum Wage Law

Home health care company BrightStar Care has joined the fight against Seattle’s newly enacted minimum wage law, which it says is discriminatory. Franchise owners have taken a stand against the city’s law, which they say places an unfair timeline on franchise companies—which unaffiliated small businesses do not have to comply with—to raise the minimum wage […]

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Home Care Company Faces Lawsuit Over Brutal Attack

A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against a home care company and its employee who she says badly beat and burned her last year. The home health aide, Christopher Iwaniuk, reportedly broke 11 of Joan Hughes-Slackter’s ribs when he punched her and kicked her during a routine visit for her husband, according to […]

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New Jersey Pushed to Return $32 Million in Home Health Payments

The New Jersey Department of Human Services improperly claimed more than $32 million in Medicaid payments for home health services that didn’t meet federal or state requirements, according to a recently released report from the U.S. Office of Inspector General. Of 100 randomly reviewed claims for the state’s personal care services program submitted from August […]

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Oregon Home Care Workers Win Pathway to $15 Per Hour

On the heels of a historic ruling that home health workers are entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay protections, Oregon home health workers have secured a pay raise and will soon have a pathway to earn $15 per hour. The current base rate for home care workers is $13.75 per hour in Oregon. Service […]

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